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Weekly Digest (26th-03rd May 2013)


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Earnings-Mar13

– Naukri Profit Down 16.62% In FY13; Net Sales At Rs 434.9 Crore
– Airtel India Q4-FY13: 43.49M Mobile Internet Connections; Data ARPU at Rs 55
– Facebook Asia: ARPU $0.64, 319M Monthly Active Users In Q1-2013
– Uninor Q1-2013 ARPU At Rs 94; NOK 185M EBITDA Loss

Investment & M&A

– Online Brand Store Bluegape.com Raises Seed Round
– Airtel Raises $1.26 Bn From Qatar Foundation For 5% Stake
– Voylla.com Raises Rs 2.5 Crore From Snow Leopard Technology Ventures
– Airtel To Buy Remaining 30% Stake In Airtel Bangladesh From Warid
– Spice Global Invests In Silicon Valley Based VC Firm Formation 8

Other Updates:

– Delhi High Court Asks Govt To Explain Why Minors Can Register For Facebook
– Tripvillas Partners With HomeAway For Holiday Rental Listings
– BlackBerry Appoints Sunil Lalvani As Managing Director In India
– Digest: DoT, Maharashtra Public Service Commission, Dhingana & More

Advertisement

– iDubba Launches TV Show Chat Room App iCouch; Partners With Zee Cafe
– Readwhere Partners Comic Con India To Offer Free Digital Comics
– Pikboo.com Offers Platform To Build Websites For Kids
– Datawind To Launch Under $100 4G LTE Phablets In 2013

– Opera SAMW March 2013: Samsung, Google Tops; Users Use More Data On Facebook
– YourMP App Offers Parliamentary Debates, Questions & Member Bios
– RCOM Inks 2G Intra Circle Roaming Deal With Aircel
– On The Private Ownership of Aadhaar Data – Usha Ramanathan

– RIL Joins Consortium To Setup Submarine Cable System
– Google Got 160 Content Removal Requests From Indian Govt Between July-Dec 2012
– TiE India Internet Day: On Smartphones, Mobile App Monetization & Indic Languages
– Rishi Khiani’s Ant Farm Launches Advertising Venture Fork Media

– On Rediff’s Redesign: More Visual, More Cluttered
– MapmyIndia Releases v8.0 Maps; Adds Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Regions
– MouthShut Challenges IT Rules In The Supreme Court Of India
– Avg SMS Spam Complaints In India Decline To 27,760 Per Month For Sep 2011-Apr 2013

– Airtel Offers Free Xbox Games & Xbox LIVE Gold Subscriptions To Its Broadband Customers
– Industry Moves: Star TV, ValueFirst Digital Media
– Creative Tree Project: On Internet Piracy, ISP Liability, DRM For Movies, Books, Cricket

Useful Lists:

– Deals: VC, PE & M&A In Internet, Mobile, Media in India
– Short Code Services in India
– Circlewise List Of Telecom Operators in India
– Statewise Broadband Subscribers In India
– Digital Payment Companies in India
– Advertising Networks in India